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this is what i love about this collection: it shows that we're in a new era of galliano for christian dior. we had those early years that almost everyone in this forum looks back on with glee, then we had that middle period we have dubbed the "borehouse" years, but we've entered a new era in the past year that has plotted forth headstrong and unwavering. this stuff is no bore. it's not quite the galliano from the early aughties, but let's face it, we're not in the early aughties anymore. chanel didn't put forward the same idea decade after decade. yves saint laurent didn't dazzle us in the same way as the eras of fashion marched on. this dior feels right for the time we're in. it's still more than we're seeing from so many, but it's defiant in its dior-ness. those are quintessentially dior jackets and quintessentially dior skirts. quintessentially dior dresses. and unlike those from times past, they can translate into the real world without that much altering or reimagining.

i'm just so happy galliano has managed to find a way back to relevance that lets him still display his dazzling talent and satisfy his more conservative uppers at the house of dior.

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this is actually a bore; there's never talk about the "street" or "real world" really when it comes to the couture. it is a fantasy and far from the reality of things, but it can be made interesting and worth exploring.

I honestly think the outfits look dated, for how many years have galliano shown us the same exact collection, show after show....?

the fact that this collection may satisfy the needs of the haute is not so interesting either.

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this is actually a bore; there's never talk about the "street" or "real world" really when it comes to the couture. it is a fantasy and far from the reality of things, but it can be made interesting and worth exploring.
What is it that you mean? Fantasy + far from the reality of things as in unattainable for financial reasons or as in by default unwearable - for display only?

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But there is a hint of Serge Lutens in this collection I think, isn't there?
I could definitely see a trace of him in the first three or four looks, particularly in look #2, but it felt like a tease that never led to anything, to me anyway.

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great! i love it

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this is the Dior HC i have always loved

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This collection is awful, ugly, boring, empty of any kind of creativity...

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Enough to say: J'adore Dior.

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this is actually a bore; there's never talk about the "street" or "real world" really when it comes to the couture. it is a fantasy and far from the reality of things, but it can be made interesting and worth exploring.

I honestly think the outfits look dated, for how many years have galliano shown us the same exact collection, show after show....?

the fact that this collection may satisfy the needs of the haute is not so interesting either.
while we can all agree that couture exists as the laboratory of fashion, very few couturiers would argue that their creations should not translate to the real world. cotillions take place in the real world. red carpet events take place in the real world. elite weddings take place in the real world. yes, many of the frocks walking down a couture catwalk may never get chosen for these events, but to discount the reality that these clothes get designed for a purpose overlooks the entire reason for this annual exercise.

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Wow there's such mixed reviews this season. It' seems us Galliano fans have split into two groups. A, The ones who expect the classic Dior silhouettes and B, The ones who long for the 90's Galliano extravaganzas.


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while it all looks pretty.... i do agree with people saying 'same old, same old'. he might have a few more chances here and there, but nowhere near enough to upgrade the whole collection. it's sometime up to the point where i'm insulted that he shows the same dress, but in a different color (doubt even different fabric). what is this, Armani?

that said, i do like the over-feathered pieces.

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Beautiful collection. Every piece is a piece of art

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What is it that you mean? Fantasy + far from the reality of things as in unattainable for financial reasons or as in by default unwearable - for display only?
it is both. it's unattainable for most people in the world and the "hype" of couture is used by the couture houses to display - if you like - an idea of elegance, art and supreme craftsmanship.

I honestly adore couture for the fact that it is made by hand and that the designers has - almost - unrestricted ability/means to showcase their visions in clothes.

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I have to say its been years since I've been impressed by Galliano and his work for Dior. But I surprisingly really like this collection. Yes, its more of the same of the past few seasons but somehow its so much better executed!

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I think it's lovely - I particularly like the red and black degrade looks and I love the runway, especially when it was bathed in red light.

No, it's nothing particularly new, but it's certainly true to the house.

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